A Republican, who was formerly responsible for signing bills passed by the Arkansas state Legislature, asked the party to embrace the president or else.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee urged fellow Republicans not to allow President Donald Trump’s “bedside manner” to distract them and instead focus on supporting his re-election campaign.
“Some of them say but I do not like his personality, well, get over it,” he told Fox News’s “Fox and Friends.” “This is not about electing a personality, this is not Hollywood, this is the rough, and tumble world of politics and maybe he is not as genteel as some of us would like but, by gosh, he is getting the job done.”
Huckabee described the incumbent as the most “pro-life” and “pro-Israel” U.S. president in history.
“He has deregulated so much government so that the businesses of America can thrive—and they had it until this COVID [the CCP Virus] stuff happened,” he said. “This is a president who has stood up to the globalists, stood up to the unfair trade practices, brought back American jobs, has done more for minorities than any president in my lifetime in actually helping people to have good, decent jobs, and a future.”
The party needs to come together
He warned fellow party members if they continue to be divided by differences of opinion, the Democratic Party could seize control of the Oval Office at the general election on Nov. 3.
“It is time Republicans rally because if they do not, they are gonna get Joe Biden, who is not pro-life, who is for higher taxes, open borders—he is gonna to succumb to China [the CCP],” he said. “Everything that we find disgusting, he [Biden] is going to embrace it, including the socialists out here. That is why we have to realize this is a simple choice and we better make the right one.”
Huckabee admitted that in the past he did not always agree with the party’s choice for the presidency and it was always a choice between conservative and left-leaning values.
“We did not agree with the policies of [George W.] Bush, [John] McCain or [Mitt] Romney but, when it came down to it, we had a choice,” he said. “We could choose a far-left liberal or we could choose somebody that was closer to our views.”
The remarks came after “Fox and Friends” co-host Jedediah Bila read out an anonymous comment that former President George W. Bush would not support the re-election of President Trump while “Jeb Bush is not sure how he will vote.”
Huckabee dismissed the information as hearsay from the “fake news media.”
“I do not know if it is true because it is in The New York Times and I take a lot of things from The New York Times with a grain of salt, because they are wrong more than they are right,” he said.